Goal Power! Women’s Football 1894-2022

18 June to 25 September 2022

Admission payable

This is more than an exhibition; this is a call for action. Step into Goal Power! and make a pledge to actively support, grow and shout about football for all.

2022 will see the biggest participation figures in women’s football ever. Matches are now shown on live mainstream tv, stadiums will be full for the Lionesses European Championship matches, more girls are playing in schools than ever before. Football has the power to change lives, and footballers are using this power to take a stand on beliefs close to their hearts.

How do we make sure this momentum continues, that women and girls have the same opportunities to play and work in football, that women’s teams are successful and sustainable?

This exhibition gives you our dream squad, women who have dedicated their lives to the ‘beautiful game’. Share in their stories of resistance, perseverance, but above all a love for football that means they have trailblazed the way for women and girls today. From the feminist players of 1894 and the war worker footballers of the First World War to those who defied the Football Association to play and those who have changed the Football Association from within.

We pledge to shine a light on their stories and experiences. What’s your pledge?

We’re delighted to announce that we are working on a series of community activations with Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. Together with past and present players and coaches we’re exploring the exciting heritage of women’s teams in Brighton & Hove and the power of football in women and girls lives today.

Look out for the Footballers in Residence programme. Local teams will be delving into Brighton Museum, holding special events, and sharing their discoveries and stories.